26 hr countdown for PSLV-C47/CARTOSAT-3 mission begins

26 hr countdown for PSLV-C47/CARTOSAT-3 mission begins

Agency News

Chennai, Nov 26: The T-26 hour countdown for the launch of third generation agile advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3, along with 13 nano satellites from the United States, by the workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-C47, began at the spaceport of Sriharikota at 7.28am on Tuesday morning.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, the launch was scheduled at 0928 hrs tomorrow from the Second Launch Pad

from the SHAR Range. PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration (with six solid strap-on motors). This will be the 74th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

Cartosat-3 satellite is a third generation agile advanced satellite having high resolution imaging capability. The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 deg to the equator.

PSLV-C47 will also ferry 13 commercial nano satellites from the US as part of commercial arrangement with the newly formed NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of ISRO. (UNI)